We hope you are settling into the new academic year as we have lots of exciting events and great support on offer this October

October event highlights


Supporting our students with the cost of living

The current cost of living crisis is affecting everyone, and we want to work together to support each other during this time.

Working in partnership with the Students’ Union, we have put in place a range of support and with your feedback we want to continue to find ways in which we can provide cost of living assistance for our whole community.

Catering launches its helping hand menu

We want to ensure all of the University community has access to nutritious, healthy food at affordable prices. This is why we have got together with our Head Chef to create our helping hand menu for the start of the new academic year, providing a selection of classic and healthy lunch dishes costing £3.00 or less.

And we have a Refillable Van coming on to campus on the last Thursday of every month outside Verena Holmes between 12 noon and 3pm. This provides a cost-effective way to top up on essentials while avoiding unnecessary packaging at the same time.

Click here for more information on our cost of living support

Focusing on your wellbeing

This October we're focusing on your wellbeing - from looking after your physical and mental health to highlighting the support available to help you on your university journey.

New out of hours mental health support

The Mental Wellbeing Team is delighted to announce a new partnership with Spectrum.Life to offer in the moment and out of hours support, in different ways to suit our students' needs. The free service is available 24/7, 365 days per year via:

  • Telephone: 0800 0318227
  • WhatsApp: Text “Hi” to 0741836 0780
  • Mobile App or web platform

New wellbeing workshops

The Mental Wellbeing Team are launching a range of Wellbeing Workshops to support you through your first Semester and beyond. For tips on building your confidence or managing finances, on living with anxiety or coping with exams - these workshops offer you a chance to share and learn from others in a confidential and relaxed environment.

In Medway, there is the World Cafe every Wednesday between 12noon-2pm in the Blake Building.  And check out the Mindfulness Monday workshops at the Medway Hub

Click here for more information on Wellbeing Support


Student Wellbeing

Making your student voice heard

Throughout your time at Christ Church there will be lots of opportunities to provide feedback and make a difference to the student experience.

Join the student voice panel

The Student Voice Research Panel is made up of a range of students to provide valuable feedback. If you can spare a little time every now and then to tell us what you think by completing online surveys and participating in focus groups, then you could make a difference. There are prize draws and incentives to be won to show our appreciation for taking part! Find out more here.

Become a Student Course Rep

The role of a student course rep is vital to assure a high-quality student experience and to support student retention and success. You will get to attend student voice forums each semester, where together with the teaching team, you can discuss your course and identify ways to enhance your learning. You will often be the first to know what is going on in your course, be able to give feedback to your tutors and have a direct influence over the way in which your course is taught. So, when asked by your Course team please consider putting yourself forward for this important role.

Student Rep

Carbon Literacy Training

Taster Sessions, 10am-11am, 13 October (JG22) and 10 November (MG19)

Learn about the cost & impact of carbon dioxide, & how to reduce emissions on an individual, community & organisational basis. These are one hour taster sessions to give a quick overview of the kinds of things the full, six-hour workshop covers in more depth. If you enjoyed the taster, you might want to take part in the full certification!

Carbon Literacy Training Workshop, 20 October (NF01) and 27 October (JG04)

This is the full training workshop which results in a free Carbon Literacy certification, completely supported by the university.The workshop includes two three-hour sessions and a minor amount of independent study between the sessions. Booking is necessary for this event. If you are staff, you can book through My Learning on StaffSpace. If you are a student, please email carbonliteracytraining@canterbury.ac.uk


Connecting with your CCCU services

Use this month as an opportunity to take time to reflect on how you're feeling and think about what support you may need to help you achieve while at University.

Come along to a range of pop-ups happening throughout the month where you can connect with your services including the careers, sustainability and peer mentoring teams and find out how they can support you on your university journey.

And look out for the Academic Development Week towards the end of October where we'll be focussing on supporting you in your studies.

Peer Mentors

Supporting your Career

Virtual Careers Fair

Find out about graduate and placement opportunities with leading employers, associations and universities at the Virtual Careers Fair 2022 on 19 October.


GradForce is back with the exclusive, FREE Get Hired! training programme, kicking off with the launch event on Wednesday, 2 November. The programme is a crash course in employability, consisting of eight core sessions that run alongside your usual lectures and our bespoke matchmaking service, sourcing exclusive graduate job opportunities based on your desired career path. Hear from previous GradForce students and employers who have gone on to great success, plus entertainment, merch, and free pizza await when you book on to attend now!

Unitemps Job of the Month

In September Unitemps employed over 200 student workers paying out over £100,000 in wages. If you want to earn whilst you learn, register online with Unitemps.com. Each month we will highlight one of the many Unitemps job opportunities available – so how do you fancy being a Student Brand Influencer? Unitemps is looking to recruit Student Brand Influencers to be the face of well-known brands and work on campus to promote their products, services, or graduate opportunities, so why not apply now!

Student Job Fair

Look out for our Student Job Fair on 15 November where we will be showcasing both full-time graduate opportunities and part-time vacancies available at Christ Church.


Staying Fit and Healthy this Autumn

Christ Church Sport & Active Health have lots of incredible fitness classes throughout the week, from some old favourites like Yoga and Pilates to some brand new fitness classes like Boogie Bounce and Krav Maga. Also check out their Gym Membership sales where if you join now you get the first month free!

Meanwhile, at the Medway Hub the Medway Move classes include UV Ping Pong, Yoga, Football, Jiu-Jitsu and Zumba



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